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Jana Evans, 2010 Taunt Fellow
resident 2010–2012

Jana Evans received her MFA from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in 2010 and her BFA from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, with a concentration in ceramics in 2002. She furthered her studies at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and also worked as a studio assistant to ceramic artist Jerilyn Virden. She then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska as a post‐baccalaureate student in ceramics at the University of Nebraska. Most recently Jana is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Taunt Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation.

“My work revolves around the familiarity inherent in handmade vessels. I attempt to generate an intimate relationship of use by reaching out to others in the form of a handmade cup, bowl or jar. I use the implications of these objects to generate sociability and signal identity. For me, handmade objects act as a means of communicating to the user through form, function, surface and relationship. The objects aim to affirm that the value of their experience and the object go hand in hand.

The designs and patterns that decorate my pottery portray playful narratives and patterns. Raised glaze texture offers haptic discoveries to draw the user in for a closer look.”

To view more artwork of Jana's visits

, 2009
porcelain, glaze

Teapot, 2009
porcelain, glaze

Bowl, 2010
porcelain, glaze

Jars, 2010
porcelain, glaze